Shira Shavit, MD receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award
Dr. Shira Shavit, director of Transitions Clinic (http://transitionsclinic.org) and Chairperson of the Reentry Council’s Subcommittee on Health and Wellbeing, is one of ten recipients of the 2010 Community Health Leaders Award. Nominated by Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Dr. Shavit was honored for her efforts to help create a medical home tailored to the health needs of former prisoners and to help design a certificate program at City College to train formerly incarcerated people to become community health workers. The selection of Community Health Leaders is extremely competitive, and hundreds are nominated each year from across the country. Congratulations, Shira! For the full press release, please see http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/news_features/pr/62569.
STEPS Transitional Housing Program has closed The STEPS Transitional Housing Program, operating at the Kinney Hotel, has closed due to lack of continued funding, effective August 13th. This transitional housing program had provided temporary housing to people referred by SF Sheriff’s Department and other criminal justice partners. (Please note that this STEPS Program is not Walden House’s STEPS Day Reporting Center, which is fully open.)
Community Works is Hiring Community Works is hiring a Survivor Restoration Case Manager for the SF Sheriff’s Department NoVA Program. Must have extensive knowledge of violence prevention, crisis intervention, and case management. For full description, see here: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/395535-47/c .
Trauma Services in Criminal Justice Settings: What, Why & How
Council of State Governments Justice Center
To register for this free webinar, please go to http://justicecenter.webex.com/justicecenter/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=641538659. There is a growing recognition of the significance and prevalence of trauma issues for individuals in the criminal justice system, and increasingly, systems are starting to become more trauma-informed. Joan Gillece and Flo Hepola will present, and questions will be taken.
Formerly incarcerated women share stories of transformation, recounting how their choices led to incarceration, and chronicling the search for forgiveness and rediscovery of the heart. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets here.
San Francisco’s effort to do broad based, cross sector planning on reentry is one of a number of communities around California working to develop reentry councils, roundtables, committees, and similar local planning bodies. The Rosenberg Foundation has provided the Institute for Local Government and the Reentry Council of San Francisco with a small grant to do preliminary planning and organizing to develop a statewide network of these local reentry planning bodies. The Institute for Local Government is the non-profit research arm of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. Over the next 9 months, we will be working to together learn more about how other counties and cities are collaborating on reentry, what we can learn from each other, and how a statewide network could support our shared efforts. As always, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions or questions.
SF Superior Court is hiring a part-time (20 hour a week) position to provide programmatic and administrative support to a new reentry court for state parolees that will launch here in SF. Complete job description available under Employment Opportunities at http://sfsuperiorcourt.org. Applications due by 4:30pm Thursday August 26th.
The SF Department of Children Youth and Families administers much of the City’s violence prevention programming. DCYF is hiring two positions to support the violence prevention and intervention work. Both job descriptions are available under Job Seekers at http://sfdhr.org. Applications are due by 5:00pm Friday August 13th.